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Bacteria produce butanol, a superior biofuel to ethanol, directly from the cellulose in newspapers

August 26th, 2011 by Tulane University

Tulane University scientists have discovered a novel bacterial strain, dubbed “TU-103,” that can use paper to produce butanol, a biofuel that can serve as a substitute for gasoline. They are currently experimenting with old editions of the Times Picayune newspaper with great success. TU-103 is the first bacterial strain from nature that produces 
butanol directly […]